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Microsoft has discounted the price of its two Halo games in the Windows Store by up to 60%. Being a universal purchase, you can buy both the games for a total of $4.48 to play on your Windows devices.
Microsoft has announced that since its birth on Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview, Cortana has told more than half a million jokes. You can invoke witticism from her by saying "tell me a joke".
Archos' new low-cost handset runs Windows 10 Mobile or Android 5.1, and features a 5-inch HD display, Snapdragon 210 processor, 4G LTE connectivity, dual-SIM support and a sleek 8.5mm-thick body.
The latest figures from AdDuplex are in, showing that Microsoft's share of the Windows mobile platform has increased again, while the Lumia 640 is already one of the most popular devices in the US.
Microsoft's powerful Lumia camera application comes to all non-Lumia Windows Phone handsets, but is it worth using immediately?
The Windows Phone Store might not have a lot of games, but here are some of our hand-picked favorites that will hopefully ensure that you have a decent gaming experience on your Windows Phone.
Rudy Huyn, known for his contribution as an app developer for Windows Phone has updated 6sec, an Vine alternative app. The new version includes a refreshed UI, sort options and more.
The popular messaging application picks up a new set of features through its latest update, which include features that were formerly only available through the Android version.
Straw - the polling app developed by a bunch of Microsoft employees - has launched a new web interface that works on any device with a modern browser, including Internet Explorer on Xbox consoles.
Microsoft's entry-level Lumia 435 is now on sale for only £29.99 (plus a mandatory £10 pay-as-you-go credit top-up) - which might just make it the UK's most affordable Windows Phone ever.
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BLU has launched its Win JR LTE and Win HD LTE in Europe, priced from just £69/€99; and in India, starting at Rs.5,999. Both devices include 4G, dual-SIM support, and the latest Snapdragon 410 CPUs.
Popular file sharing app, Xender, has finally made its official debut on Windows Phone. The service allows users to share files of up to 10GB in size with a maximum of four devices simultaneously.
Cyanogen Mod has seen incredible growth in the past few years, with over 50 million users to date. The company now claims it has more users than Windows Mobile, a statement that doesn't seem true.
Since its launch on July 30, Angry Birds 2 has accumulated more than 20 million downloads worldwide, a feat the original Angry Birds was able to accomplish nine months after release.
The first images of one of Microsoft's upcoming flagships, Talkman, has shown up online but the phone has a case on it that hides the actual shell as this is an engineering prototype.
UK shopping loyalty group Nectar - through which over 19 million shoppers collect and spend points at over 500 of the nation's top brands - has become the latest company to pull its Windows Phone app.
The Lumia 735 - which features a 4.7-inch OLED, 6.7MP camera with ZEISS optics, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon 400 processor, 4G LTE and more - is available in the UK for £139, but only until the end of the day.
More details have emerged about Microsoft's upcoming flagship phones. The Cityman and Talkman devices will reportedly be named the Lumia 940 and 940 XL. A Lumia 830 successor is also allegedly coming.
A new, credible rumor is going around claiming that Acer, Microsoft's long-time partner, will unveil as many as four new handsets this fall. All of them will supposedly be running Window 10 Mobile.
Windows 10 Mobile is months away from launching, but Microsoft's Joe Belfiore says that it's "significantly feature complete", and that the company will "continue to polish and tweak" where needed.
In a recent interview with the South African media, a Microsoft employee mentioned that the Mobile version of Windows 10 might make its way to consumers later than expected, around November.
Though we've seen the cancelled Lumia McLaren device before, this is the first time that we get to see it on video. Also seen is the device's gimmicky 3D touch navigation system.
The Microsoft Store continues to sell the 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL for £219 SIM-free - but you can now buy the gigantic Windows Phone in the UK for a lot less: it's currently available from only £159.99.
After a report gave us our first glimpse at what the specifications of Microsoft's Cityman and Talkman flagships will be like, @evleaks has now claims that the phones will be available in cyan.
Internet Explorer has often struggled with bugs and HP has just revealed four more, affecting only the mobile version of Internet Explorer and allowing remote execution of code on a device.
The latest data is in, and even though Microsoft is gearing up to release new flagship phones, its mobile ecosystem is still dominated by low-end handsets. Will that change with Windows 10 Mobile?
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Microsoft is rolling out a firmware update in India that enables 4G LTE connectivity on eight of the company's Windows Phones, including its latest flagship handset, the Lumia 930.
Microsoft is working on two new flagship phones, Cityman and Talkman, and if you are wondering what the phone will include, the specs have been leaked and they truly are flagship devices.
Microsoft is working on several new phones and three of the lower-end devices have leaked; the devices are expected to be released later this year but sadly, the flagship specs are still unknown
Microsoft is detailing some of the changes that are taking place when moving from Windows Phone 8 to Windows Mobile 10. These include simplified location prompts and settings for better privacy.
The beta version of Lumia Creative Studio just got a pretty big update. The most notable new feature is the ability to edit Living Images, something that many users had been asking for.
A Lenovo exec says a Motorola Windows 10 phone is a possibility, but notes that Microsoft's moves to make its software available across multiple platforms has reduced the need for Windows handsets.
Rovio has explicitly stated that Angry Birds 2 "will not be released for Windows Phones" - but the company's 'Mighty Eagle' has hinted at the possibility that that could change in the future.
Satya Nadella acknowledged today that flagship phones are a segment in which "we don't today have good devices", and hinted at questions MS needs to answer to help streamline its low-end phone range.
Microsoft is currently offering £10 off its Band wearable device in the UK - but O2 will give you a massive £70 discount on the Band when you buy one of three Lumia Windows Phones from the carrier.
Skyscanner has confirmed that it has withdrawn its app from the Windows Phone Store in the United States, saying that in the US, only 'a very small percentage of users are Windows users'.
Windows 10 will launch for PCs next week, and for phones later this year, but the platform's 'app-gap' remains a problem. We're eager to hear which apps you want most on your Windows devices.
After huge cuts to its phone division last week, it seems Microsoft may be planning to outsource at least part of its handset manufacturing, and is said to be close to a deal with Foxconn in India.
Microsoft is now rolling out the latest non-preview version of its mobile OS to the Lumia 830 in India, while Lumias 930, 1320 and 1520 are all getting new firmware updates there too.
Microsoft has launched its Windows Universal App Store on the web ahead of Windows 10 release. The new store has a cleaner design with new app categories, however, it's not quite perfect yet.
Microsoft has announced that over 65 million units of Halo games across different platforms have been sold worldwide. This is up from 60 million units reported in October 2014.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that despite the company's plan to scale down first-party smartphone hardware operations, it has big plans for Windows 10 Mobile thanks to the Windows ecosystem.
Last week, when Satya Nadella noted the new strategy for Windows Phone, many read this to mean that the company was moving away from the OS and hardware but that is not the case.
With the release of the latest build of its mobile operating system, Microsoft has updated several apps, published a few new ones and solved an older issue that would not allow some phones to update.
It's easy to dismiss Windows 10 Mobile as irrelevant, but the new mobile OS lays the foundations for the smartphone to become far more versatile - perhaps one day even replacing PCs.
Even Blass, better known as @evleaks has teased his followers with the question "Has there yet been a Windows Phone with a front-facing flash?" possibly revealing Microsoft's plans.